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CALGARY, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Anatolia Energy Corp. (the "Company" or "Anatolia") (TSX-V: AEE) is pleased to announce that is has filed a preliminary short form prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, in connection with a fully marketed public offering of units (the "Offering").
The Offering will be conducted on a best-efforts agency basis, with Mackie Research Capital Corporation acting as lead agent and including Toll Cross Securities Inc., Cormark Securities Inc. and Haywood Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Agents").
Each unit (the "Units") will be comprised of one common share (the "Common Shares") and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant (the "Warrants"). Each whole Warrant shall have a term of 18 months following the closing (the "Closing") of the Offering.
The Company expects that gross proceeds of the Offering will be $6 million. The final terms of the Offering, including but not limited to the price of the Units and the exercise price of the Warrants, will be determined in the context of the market prior to Closing.
The Agents shall also have the option (the "Agents' Option") to offer for sale that number of additional Units as is equal to 15% of the number of Units issued pursuant to the Offering. The Agents' Option shall be exercisable, in whole or in part, at the discretion of the Agents, for a period of 30 days following the Closing.
In consideration for their services, the Agents will receive a cash commission of 7% of the gross proceeds from the Offering and compensation options to acquire 5% of the total number of Units sold in connection with the Offering, exercisable up to 18 months from Closing at the issue price.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to advance its shale development and exploration activities on its Turkish licences, and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
The Closing of the Offering is subject to certain customary conditions including, but not limited to, the execution of a definitive agency agreement and the receipt of all applicable regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about the week of July 9, 2012.
This press release shall not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities referred to in this press release have not been, nor will be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration.
About Anatolia Energy Corp.
Anatolia is an international oil and gas company engaged in the exploration and development of oil and gas assets in Turkey. Anatolia has the right, pursuant to its joint venture agreements with Çalık Enerji San. ve Tic. AŞ., the wholly-owned oil and gas subsidiary of the large Turkish conglomerate Çalık Holding A.Ş., to earn working interests between 25% and 50% in two development licences and a working interest of 50% in six exploration licences covering 795,866 gross acres of land in Turkey's proven Southeastern oil basin. Anatolia is focused on four play types in Turkey, namely the Silurian Dadas shale oil trend, Paleozoic Bedinan sand trend, Cretaceous Mardin strike slip trend and Garzan reef trend. The Silurian Dadas shale oil play in Turkey is the major source rock in respect of oil production throughout the Middle East.
Certain information included in this press release constitutes forward-looking information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes, such as making investment decisions. Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "estimate", "propose", "project" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking information in this press release may include, but is not limited to, information with respect to: ultimate economic viability of the Dadas Shale, operational decisions and the timing thereof, and timing for drilling and exploration plans on the properties of Anatolia. Forward-looking information is based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such information but which may prove to be incorrect. Although Anatolia believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information is reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information because Anatolia can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which have been used. Anatolia undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change, unless required by law. For further information on the Company and the risks associated with its business, please see the Company's AIF dated June 4, 2012, which is available on SEDAR. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
For further information:
Peter Argiris, VP Business Development
Anatolia Energy Corp.
403.802.0770 ext. 225